VW Van life (update): Fun Post w/more Thailand pictures and a bit on the Saudi princes power change being the most profound geo-political global change in modern history...steemCreated with Sketch.

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I am still in Thailand, can you see the little creatures on the following picture - zoom in:
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The movers and shakers 'of the world' that funded the presidents Clinton, Bushes, Obama, funded 911 and probably carried out every good or bad act they wanted, as they seemed above the law, looks to me that the political change in the USA last year has brought about the flushing of these old guards - Saudis.

Obama a black man rose to the highest power office in the world yet still a slave to the bankers. Trump maybe as well but has his own money and has been dealing with the mob to build his New York towers for decades. Trump will be getting way more of what he wants than the Clinton's, Bushes and Obama combined. I don't think it will only be about money for Trump. I believe he is narcissistic and believes he is the boss of the IMF, World Bank, UN, NATO and USA - and that may not be a good thing but the old leadership has screwed us all and I personally welcome this new change! It is profound.

So now we have Trump running things. My bias is I like that a lot. He understands BANKRUPTCY very much or as he would say very very much. He also has added two important folks to his team and they have the power to liquidate the banks by giving (liquidating) their shares to his buddies legally:

Secretary Treasurer: Steven Mnuchin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Mnuchin

In 2009, a group led by Mnuchin bought California-based residential lender IndyMac, which had been in RECEIVERSHIP by the FDIC and owned $23.5 billion in commercial loans, mortgages, and mortgage-backed securities. After purchasing IndyMac, renamed OneWest Bank, Mnuchin served as CEO and chairman. OneWest then bought several other FAILED banks including First Federal Bank of California in 2009 and La Jolla Bank in 2010. Furthermore, OneWest bought a portfolio belonging to Citi Holdings for $1.4 billion. OneWest was profitable one year after Mnuchin had bought it, and it became the largest bank of Southern California, with assets worth $27 billion. Criticism for aggressive foreclosure practices. OneWest was criticized for AGGRESSIVELY FORECLOSING on homeowners.

Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Ross

He specializes in LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND DISTRESSED BUSINESSES. As of February 2017, Forbes magazine has reported that Ross has a net worth of $2.5 billion. Ross is known as the "King of Bankruptcy" for his experience in buying BANKRUPT companies, primarily in the manufacturing and steel industries, and later selling them for a large profit after operations improve.

My new profile image follows and it is a night shot I took while getting solar panels for my VW Van in Nelson BC.
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My 35 years of business, following at first, book-keeping learning Generally Accepted Accounting Principles followed by the Corporation Act. That lead to learning about Capitalism and Free Enterprise and Corporate Law or what is called the rule-of-law. I fell in love with bitcoin and the blockchain. I call it "triple entry accounting" or computational trust. What do I mean by 'computational trust': hundreds of thousands of computers witnessing a transaction. New technology known as a token called bitcoin blockchain is a 'utility' and since it can be used like money some are doing such like me and my friends. The utility is: the most secure data base ever invented. As simple as that. My analogy is: picture it like a big spread sheet (an excel spread sheet) with 21 million cells. Each cell has a password assigned to it and that is called the keys to that cell. These keys can be transferred to other cell keys and are then owned or controlled by the new keys. There is even an open source protocol that releases these cell ownership controls over time ensuring decentralization and utilizing consensus systematic for any updates.

So now, what's the big deal in having a spread sheet that you can transfer cell ownership rights to each other? This spreadsheet is validated by lots of processing power every 10 minutes. Validated; means witnessed or notarized by the community and to date more processing power is validating the bitcoin blockchain than has ever been used for a single purpose in the history of mankind. Now then how does it become money or a type of currency: it becomes money when a value is attached to the controlling or ownership of the cell. Why would someone want to own such a utility or a portion of it? There is value in someone notarizing (witnessing) contracts in a manner so secure it has had zero down time and zero hacks or errors from the early stages - currently (bitcoin) now running over 9 years worth of 10 minute blocks of transactions. I call it triple entry accounting: a transaction 1) buyer 2) seller 3) witness by ledger and community (hundreds of thousands of witnesses). Or debit, credit and witness. You can sell services on this backbone and therefore owning control allows for a return on investment.

What follows are some fun shots I took this week in Thailand. The one with giraffes is for my sister:
GIRAFFES:
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BUDDHAS:
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ELEPHANTS:
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PATTAYA CITY ZOOM IN SEE THE SIGN:
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PAUL COLLIN
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this photo is special for ur sister man which love girrafe and its wonderfull to share ur traveling with steemians @greenman

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Ok @kellyrose, this picture is absolutely cute :D How little it is, look the hand of the human and his head :D

BEWARE @greenman from this person, i see this person name ,transisto, flagged u many time on ur own coments of ur posts whats happening with this person is he jelous from u?

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Then sure u must report about him for transisto's bloody non-sence behaviour if he feel jeliousy from u...or flagging him to teach him a lesson of his life for his abusing others.

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Transisto's votes are 12x stronger then greemman. You sure that would be a good idea?

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He can self vote himself and get 60$ on his posts. He has a much higher stack then you. So, calling him jelous is a joke.

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@greenman,
This @littleboy - the monkey started messing with myself too! Coz I said I can't see wrong about your work! He started flag all of my posts! People who can't respect others is a totally shit!
God gave us a brain inside of the skull is to think twice before act! But unfortunately the god forgot to add a brain into his skull :D
This guy rented SP from @fulltimegeek! I wish to contact him!

Cheers~

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Thanks for sharing i like your post sir... @greenman
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more elephant thailand ............................... @greenman

Thank you m @greenman to participate stunning

thanks for the new blog. that is great and nice photography.

Thanks @greenman
Have a nice day
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Sir i have seen your all pic .they are awesome.i am going to resteem your post.thanks a lot for such a good post@greenman

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Hi paul collin( @greenman)
your thailand tour is well running,thailand is a most of the beautiful country
Have you gone alone? What did your son take with him? How he is. When will the thailand tour end and when to return to the country
Hopefully, Thailand is very good to spend ...
take care
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U most welcome

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Welcome sir

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The photo with elephants also turned out great, thanks @greenman

Upvoted and resteemed.

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you are the great man, you are a great photographer,,,

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different & creative photography ,
have a nice day friend....... @greenman
i waiting for your next post..........

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yes thanks for comment.

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deligious sky 😍 good click

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Appropriate comment for great post. i agree and like your comment .

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coolllllllllllllllll

Its painfull for me that guy also flagging me on this post if i talk on thats flagging behaviour which they create with u.

Hello @greenman,

Extraordinary good photography of yuor Tailand visit & nice cover selected too. Incredible a brilliant blog you have.

~@mywhale

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love it thx

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awesome post & ilove elephant my dear friend @greenman

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Goldcoin mywhale guruasia are most like the same guy or a same group of people. They are a shilling squad that shills on people with high stack to get upvotes without doing much actual work.

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thnx for support me dear friend......................... @greenman

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hey bro @greenman ,,, great job in steemit site and have a nice trip. loving for elephants.. and see you again for your next post..
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Paul you are an absolute visionary! I really enjoyed your blog and I followed you! Hope to see some more content soon!

Hi. I have a question of your opinion relating to where you think the Steem/SBD price is at the moment in terms of value. I am an established photographer but new to Steemit and trying to move my portfolio over here. Do you still think the opportunities are there buying into Steem or would you recommend just trying to earn in via posting until the price pulls back? Hard to know when this bitcoin mania will end. Hope your having a good time in Thailand. I love Thailand and went several times in the late 90's. It was amazingly low cost after the Asian currency crisis of 97. Rob

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The mania has not started. Yeah steem is cheap and perfect place to post your work. Do it. You will be handsomely rewarded! Read some of my blogs for understanding of blockchain.

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Wow; the mania has not started even with bitcoin exchanges crashing on trading volume up? Interesting. I will definitely check out your blogs.

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Wow. Steem is on a tear now up to $2.6. Let the mania begin.

first, i didn't realize what little creatures you were talking about - but once you see, you can't unsee :D

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wow awesome elephant animation.................... &
good work dear friend @greenman

You do have some amazing funny followers i must say, all these gif's are always worth a look and producing a laugh, just like the price of Steem now, big smile :-)

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I agree...entertaining comment section

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Very beautiful

Brilliant photography like as professional photographer @greenman.
Also very interesting blog post you sharing. Really attractive hand crafts.

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Upvoted & resteemed.

Excellent journey Paul and these giraffes in general are exceptional :) Thanks and Resteem

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My sister loves giraffes!

Like you I welcome Trumps presence in the Whitehouse. I think he may be smarter than our last 3 presidents combined. Be well on your travels.

Let's hope Trump is able to continue shaking things up. The "Deep State" seem Hell-bent on getting rid of him which kind of makes me think he must be doing lots of stuff right :) I guess we just wait and see!

@greenman,
Sorry if I am continuously disturbing your comment section! Please don't power down! Yesterday night I was awaken till 2.00 and still not feel good :/ You are one of the smartest guy I have seen in this platform and it's heart break to see you power down!
You brought a new concept to steemit! People, specially me enjoyed by watching your comment section and found a lots of funny stuffs while checking it! But I know you get only lower amount of valuable upvotes for them! But you gave us 100%, yeah that's extremely huge and it helps a lot!
I know other whales, most of them are doing this on favoritism! Whatever we post or comment, very hard to get rewards from them! But unlike those whales you make things excited!
Anyway friend, I know you are out of country and enjoying sunny weather at Thailand! Hope you will not leave Steemit platform! Some points that talked by @tamim & @transisto are very true! But not all! Hope you will add limitations to your upvote power and you use it in a nice way as well!
I won't see you leave this platform and I am one of your big fan @greenman!
Hope you consider about what I said here! And hope everything will be okay in this X'mas time!

(I had to use your comment section, coz I had no way to contact you. Really sorry for that)

Cheers~

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Congrats @greenman hope u breakout the other steemit coments record soon u have mostly bundles of coments on ur posts best of luck green man also u take some good shots of girrafe and other

Lizard also like kiss

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My sister loves giraffes!

@greenman,
Sorry if you think I am disturbing your comment section. Someone flagged your comments and blocked your earnings! I hate such kind of works, this is POS (Power of Stack) typed platform! So, no matter what you do with your Stack!
Would like to ask you any other way to help you?

Cheers~

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Yes I see that folks like that make me want to power down and leave steemit. Also feel like flagging everything they post.

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@greenman,
These type of people are totally sucking the entire system! Let's see what we can do against such crimes! This is your vote power and this is your stack! Can't we complain about them to STEEM support team?
I have an idea, sometimes it might work. Any other way to contact you to send a personal message?
<<Don't flag them, it will drain your power and nothing else>>

Cheers~

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The people doing the downvoting are also using their "stack" and that's how the system is designed to be used. . There is no Steem support team, it is a decentralized system like Bitcoin.

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@tamim,
You are absolutely correct! I know some noise dudes hate you too! If you hold the STACK you can do whatever with it! But down voting purposely can't be accepted.
Here it happened! I hate bullies, @greenman earned what he already invested, he never go beyond the rules of the platform! That's why I am saying this is unfair!
I am a tiny minnow when comparing to your powers! Hope no one will not get angry what I said here! I think I said the truth! If I am wrong please correct me!

Cheers~

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Cry me a river. . Life isn't fair. . deal with it.

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@tamim,
After my previous comment, I just read this one!
FYI, We're not downvoting everything you post, Just the empty placeholder comments "Thx and resteem".
I got your point of view! Hope @greenman will not do that, but I see lots of people try this way to get rewards from the system!
Hope you all be clam and finish this flag war! Peace and joy is the most precious thing and we all should enjoy blogging, commenting, upvoting, earning in this wonderful platform!

Cheers~

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I agree with you, my dear friend @greenman ... &
i realy miss you my dear friend &
Tamim, you have not posted since many days, please
I'm waiting for a new post for you @Tamim ........................................

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You are a great man we want you @greenman

Ohh ! that was a great collection of beautiful clicks. nice to see you again with great photography.loved the Buddhas click most and the profile too.

I believe he is narcissistic and believes he is the boss of the IMF, World Bank, UN, NATO and USA - and that may not be a good thing but the old leadership has screwed us all and I personally welcome this new change! It is profound.

Changes are rules of life ,some of are for good and some for bad and we should welcome it ,agreed with your point.
I wish you have a great time in Thailand.
Wait, Re-steemed

Amazing post. Thailand is a nice place, but what is next. I know you like travel. best of luck.

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wonderful photo i like your post
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thx

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creative elephant thailand @greenman

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thank you very much for supported me ...................... &
i like you friend @greenman ...
& i waiting for your next post ..............

This is wonderful! @greenman

I agree with you there About Trump. I also don't think He can be controlled with money.
And, i admire you sharing your views on things like this. It helps us to see things in a different viewpoint. You are a great inspiration to all of us.
someday, i also want to be free in every sense of the word as you are. I also travel the world like a king of your own kingdom like you do. You motivate me a lot - and i thank you for that. may the almighty Allah bless you for eternity. Have a happy and safe journey - and keep inspiring us :)

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Thanks

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you are most welcome. Happy holidays :)

@greenman mom training It's amazing.

Greeting from morocco , i hope you visit this awesome country oneday
wonderul post and amazing photos thanks for sharing
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Hi Paul, indeed many are slaves from the government... and Thats why you choose for Freedom.
I See many beautiful picture from you overthere, so continue to meet people, try to taste new food, embrace cultures, and enjoy the sunny weather!
Here the VAN could become a cold 😉
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Thailand in general is a beautiful country and nature there too, thanks @greenman

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thx for resteem

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Thank you very much for the support of Paul, you are an excellent person!

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yea you are right , we always support mr president . hope he notice about us , we are spport his blog from long time . he is one one of the best blogger in steemit. #gogreenman

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@greenman,
You made a collection of professional photography at Tailand! Keep it up friend!

Cheers~

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Thanks

Pattaya is my all time favourite destination thanks for sharing pics from there
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Hi @greenman
There is someone doing a flagge
for your comments
And the total profit on your comments becomes 0
We should stop it immediately and contact support to stop them

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Not sure how to do that.

@greenman What do you think of this cute picture haha

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love it

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I also love it sir..

Thanks for sharing great post as always Resteemed!

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thanks for the new blog. that is great Interesting post and nice photography.
Have a nice day
resteem

Giraffes are very beautiful creatures with tall stature

u live life king size.that's the main thing i like about you.i always try yo read your blog.it give me joy and information too.how is ur life going in Thailand let us know.keep traveling.don't know much about politics. merry chirsmass in adcance. hope u eill bring more story to us.good bless you.

"There is value in someone notarizing (witnessing) contracts in a manner so secure it has had zero down time and zero hacks or errors from the early stages - currently (bitcoin) now running over 9 years worth of 10 minute blocks of transactions. I call it triple entry accounting: a transaction 1) buyer 2) seller 3) witness by ledger and community (hundreds of thousands of witnesses). Or debit, credit and witness. "

EPIC quote: Debit, Credit and witness.

You should write an article or a book on this subject. Your perspective on this subject is unique and valuable.

Nice post buddy...
Upvote & Resteem

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thx for resteem

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ok guys happy to have fun in thailan..

Congratulations @greenman!
Your post was mentioned in the hit parade in the following category:

  • Comments - Ranked 3 with 217 comments

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Fun

Happy New Year! May the New Year bring to you warmth of love, and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination.
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Amazing photography.thanks for the this blog. Excellent.

For your post propagation.
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thx for resteem

Wonderful vw update and nice photography.this is great sir.

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thx for resteem

amazing every photos really super blog like it..re-steem

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thx for resteem

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wlc boss

What a life... 10 years ago I assume you had also the nokia
https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@rival/10-years-ago-nokia-can-anyone-catch-the-cell-phone-king-what-for-btc-in-10-years

What do you think for btc in 10 years from now?

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yes i had nokia

@greenman This is wonderful!

I love Thailand so much.

I also really like that your such an intelligent guy, well educated and experienced yet living in a VW!

Really cool, I have been following you for a while but been traveling in Europe for a couple months so have not really checked up on much content.

Im not to sure on if trump will be any better than Obama but we shall see. It is very interesting at the least.

It does seem like some of the major players and power structures are shifting. Hopefully for the betterment of Earth and those inhabiting it.

SteemOn!

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You look like a director of Hollywood on the last photo. You put a lot of good information here. Sorry for the english i speak spanish. I hope u read this. I have a post where i say how two man was arrested for cause of bitcoin. Insane.
Thanks for the work you do. The minimum wage on my country is 6 dolar per month, i won more with ur comment than my job, its crazy, and u do a valuable work, its very hard live here, and today a criminal stole my car. Whatever, still doing this, thxxxxx a lot really.

Just learned about you through going around steemit. New follower. Amazing that you are living proof that people can succeed in steem. Thanks.

Thanks for the this post. useful information. your very happy life and good enjoy. great travel experience& excellent photography.

100% like and resteem

@greenman - Sir, Wonderful photography & nice article....

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Dear @greenman! I am happy to see you back!
Love reading your blogs!

Really Nice

@greenman Selfie with Elephant

I really liked your spreadsheet analogy, helped me visualize the blockchain in a new way. Great post!

That’s cool that you could pay for the meal in bitcoin.

Rob

Nice Thailand tour.
Merry Christmas sir
This animation not for you. those who flag you.

@greenman after a long time i online my my steemit accout and i see ur blog nice to know that u in thailand and enjoy thier natural beauty this country have many natrural beauty and ur all shots are good and awesome hope u share more with us,,,, and what about ur vw van u modified it more?

@greenman This is wonderful!

Resteemed and upvoted. Nice pictures from Thailand. God Bless you and your family

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Woah, the comments section sure in entertaining here... Great pics! I especially like the last two panorama pictures, great low-light photography. What camera/phone are you using?